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Yancey investigates Boston’s Hubway bike sharing system

Dec 11, 2012 No Comments ›› The Commisioner

Boston City Hall (December 11, 2012) – The Boston City Council’s Committee on Environment & Human Rights will hold a public hearing to investigate the City of Boston’s Hubway bike sharing system, on Thursday, December 13, 2012 at 9:00 AM in the Iannella Chambers on the fifth floor of Boston City Hall. Councillor ...

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Nov 7, 2012 No Comments ›› The Commisioner

We have just been informed that moments from now, Mitt Romney will concede in Boston. He has already called President Obama and congratulated him! More to follow!! Update: Mitt Romney, in a very respectful fashion has conceded and asks GOP to support and pray for President Obama.

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Elizabeth Warren beats Scott Brown in Massachusetts Senate race

Nov 6, 2012 No Comments ›› The Commisioner

Democrat Elizabeth Warren, the Harvard Law professor who promised to battle for a struggling middle class, defeated incumbent Republican Scott Brown tonight in the Massachusetts Senate race, despite Brown’s attempts to paint himself as a one of a dying breed, a moderate New England Republican. Elizabeth Warren spoke to a voter over the phone from her ...

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Hundreds of thousands remain without power; state offices reopen

Oct 30, 2012 No Comments ›› The Commisioner

  About 288,000 customers in Massachusetts are without power this morning, the most significant damage known to be caused in Massachusetts by Hurricane Sandy, the massive storm that rampaged across the East Coast on Monday.   Bill Simpson, a meteorologist at the National Weather Service in Taunton, said this morning that bands of showers are expected throughout today, ...

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MBTA service expected to be back on track on Tuesday after storm shutdown

Oct 30, 2012 No Comments ›› The Commisioner

MBTA service was expected to largely resume Tuesday morning, after being shut down for part of Monday due to the fierce storm hitting Massachusetts, a T spokesman said. Subways will resume regularly scheduled service, except that shuttle buses will replace Green Line trains on the D branch between Riverside and Reservoir stations, said Joe Pesaturo, MBTA ...

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U.S. President Obama attends a FEMA briefing about Hurricane Sandy as it threatens the East Coast, at FEMA headquarters in Washington

Watch: President Obama Urges that Hurricane is taken Very Seriously

Oct 28, 2012 No Comments ›› The Commisioner

President Barack Obama interrupted his re-election campaign Sunday to meet with federal emergency officials at Federal Emergency Management Agency headquarters in Washington. After the briefing, he said resources were in place and warned people in the affected area not to take this storm lightly:

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Preparation for Hurricane Sandy and the Megastorm with it

Oct 28, 2012 No Comments ›› The Commisioner

Keep these key steps in mind when creating your plan: Identify an out-of-town contact Important phone number for each family member Designate two meeting places: near home and outside your neighborhood Map evacuation routes Locate Neighborhood Emergency Centers Incorporates your family's unique needs into the emergency plan Learn emergency plans for places your family frequents   Household Emergency Kit A Emergency Kit (Kit en Espanol) is used to shelter-in-place. Keep ...

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Deval Patrick Declares a State of Emergency

Oct 27, 2012 No Comments ›› The Commisioner

  As Hurricane Sandy loomed closer to the northeast coast Saturday afternoon, Massachusetts Governor Deval Patrick declared a state of emergency in preparation for power outages, coastal flooding, and beach erosion that could rock the New England region. The Bay State will begin feeling the hurricane’s effects Sunday evening, said National Weather Service meteorologist Kim Buttrick, but ...

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As deadline looms, the state of play in redistricting

Oct 26, 2012 1 Comment ›› The Commisioner

The redistricting clock is ticking for city councillors, who must pass a map reordering Boston’s political boundaries next week. Here’s the state of play heading into the weekend, as Hurricane Sandy is eyeing New England and the City Council prepares for a potential Halloween vote on Wednesday, according to City Hall insiders: One of the precincts in ...

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Watch: Charles Yancey, Activists Favor More Change in Districts

Oct 25, 2012 No Comments ›› The Commisioner

City Councillor, Activists Favor More Change in Council Districts from Chris Lovett on Vimeo.

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